The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily Palladium (Oswego, NY), Aug. 9, 1907

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An Old-Timer
The Schooner Oliver Mitchell Sailed Proudly Into Port Today.

After an absence of over sixteen years, during which she plied between ports on the upper lakes, the old canal schooner Oliver Mitchell sailed into port this morning to load coal at the Lackawanna trestle for Toledo.

She, with the Belle Mitchell, John R. Noyes and Jenkins, was built in 1874 in Algonac, Mich. When she came out she was a fore-and-after. She sailed until 1881 under this rig and at that time an eighth interest was owned by Matthew Hourigan, of this city. She was shortly afterwards sold to Detroit parties, and her rig changed to a three-and-after. She is about 316 tons with a carrying capacity of 650. She is the last of the old canal schooners at present under sail which originally hailed from this port.

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Richard Palmer
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Daily Palladium (Oswego, NY), Aug. 9, 1907